Well known Campman passed away at 1916 Commemoration

The news of the death of Seamus O Donnell, Knockglossmore, Camp on Saturday 23rd. September was met with deep shock and sadnessin Camp and West Kerry. And Seamus was to pass to his eternal reward on the occasion of Comóradh Tomás Ághas, 1916 patriot and hero whom Seamus held in very high esteem.
He began his working career in the forestry division and that love of nature and the environment was to remain with him all of his life. Later Seamus was a teacher at Killorglin Community College, where he is fondly remembered by past students and fellow teachers and who were there on Tuesday at his funeral Mass forming a guard of honour outside St. Marys Church Camp as a mark of respect to their former colleague. They were among the hundreds who attended the funeral on both days and who walked with Seamus on his final journey to Ballinknockane Cemetary Camp where following the requiem Mass Muiris O Scanlán and Pádraig Ó Moráin led the choir singing “ the lovely Irish song, Mo Ghille Mear, translation, My Gallant Friend and Seamus was indeed a friend to many and a man of language, culture and education. Seamus was a committed community man too, Chairman of Camp Community Council in the early years and active in Muintir na Tíre at local and National level promoting self help and community development in rural Ireland.
Fr. Jim Sheehy assisted by Fr. Gearóid Godley, Fr. Francis Nolan, Fr. Joe Begley and Canon Tom Looney officiated at the celebration of the Requiem Mass on Tuesday and following a sermon delivered from the heart, Fr. Jim summed it all up so beautifully in a final tribute to his good friend, “Seamus was a man of many parts” and all of us who knew Seamus O Donnell will certainly agree on that sentiment ! Séamus, Ní Bheid do leithéid arís ann. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Seamus is survived by his wife Sheila, son, Jamie, daughters, Kate and Molly, sister, Kathleen, brothers, Joe, Alex and Paudie, grandchildren, Adam and Aoibheann, nieces, nephews and extended family and many friends to whom sympathy is extended. His daughter Julie predeceased him. R.I.P.

Camp Community Council are currently holding a fundraising Grand Draw. To encourage you to purchase your ticket early, a monthly draw will be held ongoing until the final Grand Draw which takes place on 21st December in Camp Old School. Even if you win in the monthly draw you will still be included in the final Grand Draw. The lucky winner of the September draw was Derek Moynihan. So if you are not in, you can’t win !
Tickets are available from members of Camp Community Council. Tickets are also on sale on line on facebook – Camp Community Council facebook page. Tickets are E10.00 each or 3 for E20.00. Top Prize – E1000.00 and runner up prizes as follows – One week stay for up to twelve people in house by Camp beach. Gold Fourball in Castlegregory Golf Club plus 4 course dinner in Ashes Restaurant, Camp. Golf Fourball plus 4 course lunch in The Brassiere, Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee. Guided walk to top of Mount Brandon for up to 20 people.
Ocean View Nursing Home Camp is a leader once again ! Castlegregory lady, Maura Moriarty has everybody involved in baking and sharing recipes for meals over the past months in Ocean View in a bid to save for posterity some lovely wholesome and tasty recipes, indeed they are as much part of our heritage as history itself and very often lost to us over the years. And Maura, Catering Manager Ocean View is now among the top three participants in a National Nursing Homes of Ireland Award in the Catering and Nutrition Category. We all wish her the very best of success, Congratulations Maura and all at Ocean View, Camp. Go n-éirí an t-adh libh !
The death of Mary Enright (nee Foley) Derrymore East, Tralee occurred recently. Mary from Blennerville originally but whose marriage to Michael R.I.P brought her west to the community of Derrymore/Curraheen where she fitted in so well and where she had many friends all the way to Camp and beyond. She was a wonderful character, loved children and animals and above all Mary was a real family person. In recent times, she took easily to social media and Facebook friends loved her regular daily interactions. Mary will be sadly missed by everybody. Sympathy is extended to her daughter Annette, her son in law Michael and grandchildren Aoife and Michael extended family, relatives and many friends and neighbours. Rest In Peace.
Campfest had their annual gathering at The Railway Tavern last weekend. Despite the bad weather the event was even bigger than last year with VW and cars and Campervans of all shapes and sizes converging on the Junction on Friday afternoon. They were a bit disappointed that due to the high winds and wet weather they could not venture across Conor Pass as they did in previous years. Nonetheless they enjoyed the stay and the craic was mighty over the few days. And the 2 charities namely Pieta House and Pomegranite.ie were the beneficiaries of the auction on Saturday night and share in a prize fund of E2813.
Congratulations to Anne Rice, daughter of Martin and Teresa, Cappaclough, Camp and Gearóid O Sullivan, son of Liam and Mary, Barrow West, Ardfert who were married on Friday, 29th. September at Gougane Barrow. Fr. Barrett officiated at the ceremony. Flowergirl was Aisling Flynn. The couple held their wedding reception in The Gougan Barra Hotel, Ballingeary, Co. Cork. A wonderful occasion for all the family and friends in a lovely Gougane Barra. Anne and Gearóid – Go n-éirí an t-adh libh ! Best of luck and happiness in your future life together.